Rich Homie Quan is pleading for forgiveness after his Biggie disaster during the VH1 "Hip Hop Honors."
The rapper says, "I assure you that I never intended to disrespect Biggie Smalls. I have long respected his work and his contribution to the rap game."
RHQ poured his heart in the Instagram apology adding ... "I will forever be sorry to New York, my fans, Biggie Smalls, Lil Kim, and all the Hip Hop community for my performance. I hope you can accept my apology."
As for what exactly went wrong when he forgot Biggie's lyrics in "Get Money" ... he said it was a combination of nerves and technical difficulties.
And for the record ... Faith's already forgiven him.